About Us

Financial institutions that wish to serve the military community have found the Armed Forces Financial Network® (AFFN®) to be a valuable corollary to their other financial services.

About AFFN

AFFN was founded in 1985 at the request of the U.S. Army in support of the Surepay direct deposit system to provide U.S. military personnel (active, reserve, dependents and retired) with access to their funds through ATM and point-of-sale (POS) terminals at or near U.S. military bases worldwide. AFFN's mission is to increase the versatility of participating financial institutions to better serve the U.S. military. AFFN is co-owned by the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC).

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About DCUC


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The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) is an organization of credit unions whose membership consists wholly or in part of personnel of the U.S. Department of Defense, both military and civilian. The Council comprises 255 credit unions with over 14 million members. Organized in 1963, the Council is governed by a seven-member board of directors consisting of a representative from each of the services – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – plus three representatives at large. About two-thirds of the Defense Credit Unions are federally chartered, and one-third are state-chartered. All are insured by either the National Credit Union Administration (the federal regulator), or an independent or state agency, which meets federal standards. To learn more about DCUC, please visit www.DCUC.org.

About AMBA



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Founded in 1959, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) is a not-for-profit association of banks operating on military installations, banks not located on military installations but serving military customers, and military banking facilities designated by the U.S. Treasury. The association’s membership includes both community banks and large multinational financial institutions, all of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC). To learn more about AMBA, please visit www.AMBAHQ.org.